This race car, now owned by Tony Stewart, has opposing 4-cylinder alcohol-injected VW engines. It was campaigned 1979 to 1981. The car is very light at between 800 and 900 pounds and enjoyed a very low center of gravity provided by the air-cooled opposing cylinder engines.
Knicknamed “Fidget” by car builder Gary Stanton, it was a fan favorite. Owned then by legendary car owner Larry Howard and piloted mostly by Ron Shuman, the red 71 won several national acclaimed races including consecutive Turkey Night Grand Prixs at Ascot Park, Gardenia, California. The list of Larry’s drivers reads like a ‘who’s who’ of racing.